Apparently the female Thor is pretty good

Thor-coverRemember when I defended Marvel’s new, female Thor on religious grounds? Well, according to Evan Bevins, apparently the new comic books series is pretty good in its own right:

Three issues in and I’m sold on the all-new, all-distaff Thor.

The gender-bending take on one of Marvel’s mainstays shifted into high gear after an anti-climatic debut issue, with writer Jason Aaron delivering a book that reads first and foremost as fun and interesting, not a P.C. stunt like some feared …

[E]ven without prior familiarity with the storyline, the new “Thor” is a fun and accessible read. The villains are characters spotlighted in the two Thor feature films – the Frost Giants from the first and Malekith, the dark elf king, from the second.  Malekith in this … has far more personality than the generically malevolent figure from “Thor: The Dark World.” He’s almost like a magical Joker, but with some restraint …

The art by Russell Dauterman (“Cyclops,” “Supurbia”) is bright and energetic, although once in a while there’s a panel that’s a bit too frenetic to follow clearly.So far, the story, dialogue and mystery elevate “Thor” from a curiosity to a promising read.

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